It would be an important symbol, but that is not enough. It must produce high quality employment ready students and also be an internationally respected hub for Indigenous research. COMMENT by MARK J SMITH (at left). Batchelor Institute graduation ceremony in Alice Springs (at right).
Recognition of prior learning under Federal scrutiny as interim CEO takes charge. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Deputy CEO Dorothy Morrison with Defence Indigenous Development Program graduate Private Breana Miller.
Running their own textile design business moved a step closer this year for print-makers Kathy Inkamala and Lavinia Richards. At Batchelor Institute’s visual art studio, while continuing to produce their outstanding screenprints, they have learned to develop their designs as digital prints, allowing them to move towards larger scale production. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
The bounty of the bush – closely observed, its creatures, plant forms, patterns, colours distilled by artists who call it home – is the wellspring for the contemporary desert design of Batchelor Institute visual arts students. Their work is on show at Muk Muk Fine Art.
Story and photos by Kieran Finnane.
Pictured: Robert Bronson (right), with his son Arnold, and Jason Quin with his son River. Quin is modelling Bronson’s Whistling Kite suit, while River has on a matching vest.